Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center has been awarded the 2019 EmpowerPolk Grant. EmpowerPolk Empower Polk is an annual competitive grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of empowering local nonprofit organizations to become more efficient and sustainable. This grant supports the purchase of updated computer systems for the Center’s Administration team.
The purchase of new computers will strengthen the administration team, enabling them to work quickly and effectively, resulting in maximum efficiency and improved reporting, such as budget and outcomes. In addition, this upgrade would allow us to begin using updated software in order to produce the highest quality data, reports, and materials. This team would be able to improve efforts in accounting for the Center’s fiscal health, inputting and exporting donor information, tracking employee and operational activities, and developing and segmenting marketing efforts, for greater efficiency.
Looking for a fun family activity this weekend? We will be giving free screenings at the Explorations V Children’s Museum Children’s Fest. The event will take place on Saturday from 10am-4pm at the museum and Munn Park…. and it’s free! We hope to see you there!
We are so grateful for the Libertore Fund for Children and all of our donors that helped us meet our $5,000 match! Our hearts are full… $10,000 will go a long way to helping the patients of the Center!
A short audio clip is completely puzzling the world and pitting friend against friend in the online debate. What is the voice saying – is it Yanny or is it Laurel?
How can some people hear “Yanny” and others the completely different-sounding “Laurel”?
Several researchers agreed that the audio recording is just too ambiguous. Theoretically, listeners can hear different sounds depending on whether the low frequencies or high frequencies are amplified.
How do you explain why someone would hear the lower frequencies and some hear the higher frequencies in the first place? What could alter what you hear are your headphones or audio equipment. Mediocre speakers don’t usually play both quality bass and treble. So if you’re listening on your phone, laptop speakers or through cheap headphones, you might hear something different than with a high-quality sound system, CNET reports.
But what if two people are both listening through the same speaker and hear different things? Well, your ears just might be different.
“If I cut your ears off and put someone else’s on your head, sounds would sound different,” Howard Nusbaum, a psychologist who studies speech science at the University of Chicago, told Gizmodo. He explained that differently shaped ears focus sounds differently. You might actually hear sounds differently than the person next to you.
Even with various explanations as to why we are all hearing this recording differently, the bottom line is that not all people receive and process auditory information the same.
Thirty-three beautiful women walked the stage on the arm of Sheriff Grady Judd in the 5th annual Women of Central Florida Spring Fashion Show on May 10th, 2018 at RP Funding Center. Each woman was tasked with raising money for Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, with the top fundraiser earning the title of 2018 Woman of the Year.
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is thrilled to announce the 2018 Woman of the Year, Misty Peacock, of Midflorida Credit Union. Misty raised over $18,000 for the Center. Runners up were Bianca McKinney of N2 Publishings/Eaglebrooke Life, and Anne Wood of John Wood Management, Inc.
Special thanks to all of our models and fashion partners, Belk, 1026 SOFLO Fine Art Gallery & Marketplace, Edwards-Macy Bridal, and Babe’s Shoes & Apparel! Thank you to RP Funding Center, Publix Aprons, Finkbeiner Photography, Brynn Summerlin, Traviss Technical College, Sheriff Grady Judd, Wesley Barnett, Ronnie Hedrick, II., James Ring, Wes Craven, Hollis Rosenkranz, Bartow High School FFA, the planning committee and all of our sponsors/donors. Thank you, Midflorida Credit Union, Nikki & Jeff Appel, Bartow Ford, and Wesley Barnett for your Diamond Sponsorship!
The Center is the region’s leading provider of care for patients with communication difficulties. Each week the Center provides speech/language therapy for over 230 children, 92% of those children require subsidized funding. The proceeds from the event go directly to providing services to those unable to pay. The Center provides the necessary, early foundation for life success.